I have been fortunate enough to meet some wonderful people at Hearing Journey! I have talked to several of them via email and gotten some wonderful advice! A BIG thank you to you all... you know who you are.
I was "assigned" a surgeon that is closest to me but NOT very experienced. The worry started. My emotions have been all out of whack the past week anyway. *sigh* I emailed my counselor to ask if I had a choice of surgeons and was very happy to learn I did! YEA!! There are several people at HJ that are in the same area I am so I have gotten good recommendations from them. I have decided to have my surgery in Tampa. It is a drive from here but I don't think that compares to a good surgeon. I will go back to Tampa for the initial activation but then I will find a local audiologist for adjustments (mappings).
There are a few centers scheduling surgeries now for September and October so I think they know this recall is coming to an end. I don't know how long the waiting list will be in Tampa but I hope to be added soon. I am not waiting for my counselor to notify them, I have already done so. I was surprised to get a response from my email within an hour saying they would contact VR. I am hopeful I will have a surgery date soon even though it may be closer to the end of the year. It's getting closer... I'd like a date!